To help our people grow in their love, joy and obedience in Christ, as well as apply the truths of Scripture to their daily life, here are some podcast recommendations. Podcasts are an easy and effective way of taking in truth in your spare minutes throughout the day. Here are a few podcasts that Pastor Craig Baxter listens to regularly and would highly recommend:
Apologetics, Current Events & Worldview
Breakpoint for Christian Worldview
This podcast is hosted by John Stonestreet and is a ministry of the Colson Center. They seek to apply a Christian worldview to culture, politics, movies, and more. Everyday there is a short 5min podcast with a longer weekly wrapup.
Put out each weekday by Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Briefing is an intelligent look at the top news stories as analyzed through the Christian worldview. This is an excellent way to stay informed of current events and maintain a biblical outlook regarding our culture. Note that it is predominately about issues facing America.
I don’t have enough faith to be an Atheist with Dr. Frank Turek
Hosted by Frank Turek, this podcast cross examines ideas against the truth and Christianity. Turek specifically deals with the big issues facing our society today.
Preaching and Ministry
Simply Put is a brilliant podcast to help you build your Christian vocabulary. Each podcast is only about 5-6min and will help you expand your understanding and deepen your faith, one word at a time.
Help me teach the Bible
Scholar, Nancy Guthrie talks to some of the best teachers and preachers of our day to equip all kinds of Bible teachers to creatively teach through specific books of the Bible. A new podcast is uploaded every 2 weeks and goes for about 45min.
In this podcast, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever discuss a variety of issues important to the local church. Mark Dever is the pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and Leeman is the editorial director of 9 Marks.
Grace to You (John MacArthur)
This podcast is an obvious favourite among HBCers and for all the right reasons. John MacArthur’s pulpit ministry has probably done more to protect the gospel and Biblical doctrine than any other ministry in the last century. We would all do well to gird up the loins of our minds with a daily dose of Jonny Mac (affectionately called by the late R. C. Sproul).
Renewing your Mind (R. C. Sproul)
Like MacArthur, R. C. Sproul is one man every Christian needs to become familiar with. His teaching has influenced new Christians to theological professors. How? He had a unique ability to present complex theological issues and make them crystal clear. He looked Christianity in the face and said, “Your God is too small!” Sproul made God big again.
Ask Pastor John (John Piper)
John piper is a familiar name to many of us. In this podcast Piper takes his contagious passion for God’s glory and Biblical wisdom and answers tough theological and pastoral questions in a way that is rooted in Scripture and clear to understand and apply.
Truth for Life (Alistair Begg)
If you haven’t listened to Alistair Begg, at Truth for Life, then you need to! His sermons will nourish you as he probes deep into the text with insight, clarity, relevance, along with a touch of humour, making his lessons easy to listen to and remember.
Wretched Radio (Todd Friel)
“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.” That is why they chose the name “Wretched.” By calling the show “Wretched”, it is a constant reminder that we all need a Savior. Wretched deals with theology, evangelism, and the latest issues facing the Christianity in a light-hearted, easy to listen to manner.
Encouraging the Pastor (Together for the Gospel)
Encouraging the Pastor is a podcast mini-series from Together for the Gospel. Each brother interviewed loves the Lord, loves his Church, and is evidently striving to care for the sheep he has been given oversight of. These men share what the Lord is doing in their churches and stories of lessons learned, even finding ways to scatter in a bit of humor. We hope you find the discussions edifying and encouraging.
The Missions Podcast
The Missions Podcast is a weekly show that answers hard questions about theology, missions, and practice to help goers think and thinkers go. Every two weeks, Scott Dunford and Alex Kocman dive into questions of contextualization, the local church, strategy, the implications of theology, and best practices for senders and goers alike.
If you have a podcast that has helped you grow in your Christian life, please let Pastor Craig know (firstname.lastname@example.org).